Sarcohyla cyanomma (Caldwell, 1974)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Sarcohyla > Species: Sarcohyla cyanomma

Hyla cyanomma Caldwell, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 28: 8. Holotype: KU 137014, by original designation. Type locality: "a mountain stream 1.2 km (by road) N Cerro Pelón, 2650 m, in cloud forest on a northern slope of the Sierra de Juárez, Distrito de Ixtlán, Oaxaca, México.

Plectrohyla cyanommaFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105.

Sarcohyla cyanomma — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 18. Provisional placement.

English Names

Blue-eyed Aquatic Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 23; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 55; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 19).


Elevations of 2640-2670 m on the northern slope of Cerro Pelón in the Sierra Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Geographics occurrence

Natural resident: Mexico

Endemic to the political unit: Mexico


In the Hyla bistincta group according to the original publication. In the Plectrohyla bistincta group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105. See account by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 966-968, who noted that this species may be extinct. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 269, who also noted its possible extinction.

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